Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha R-N602 review

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Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha R-N602 review

Yamaha RX-V4A
vs
Yamaha R-N602

The Yamaha RX-V4A vs Yamaha R-N602 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V4A has 5.2 versus 2.0 for Yamaha R-N602. Regarding power, then RX-V4A has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/6 when R-N602 has a power of 80/8, 105/4. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-V4A but 0.04% for the R-N602. Only the RX-V4A supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha RX-V4A has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V4A can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, and the R-N602 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster. Only the RX-V4A provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The RX-V4A can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N602. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V4A. Only the RX-V4A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V4A. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the RX-V4A. The R-N602 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The RX-V4A supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and the R-N602 - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-V4A.

Multichannel surround

None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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General

Item

Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha R-N602

Model

RX-V4A
R-N602

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6
80/8, 105/4

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.04

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

App Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
190

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 35.5/17.1 x 6.7 x 14.8
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19.4
9.8/21.6

Other

Release year

2020
2015
Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha R-N602
Yamaha RX-V4A
Yamaha R-N602

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  • 6.5Yamaha RX-V4A
  • 5.7Yamaha R-N602